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Should we support national legislations for mandatory, free of charge and confidential HIV testing of everyone who does blood test?

Considering the tragic magnitude and destructive power of AIDS and the general welfare of the society, as well as people who suffer from AIDS or who are HIV positive, should we support national legislations for mandatory, free of charge and confidential testing of everyone who does blood test?

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  • Jan 17 2013: This just in!:

    5. The French lab team that was first to isolate the retrovirus and did not conclude "HIV Causes AIDS" fought for patent-sharing rights with Gallo after Gallo used their research to claim the very opposite. But the Nobel Prize went to the French Lab "for discovering HIV Causes AIDS" while Gallo got NO Nobel recognition although he was the one who made the claim using their work AND... ... wait for it... ... the French Team STILL do not make the claim that HIV Causes AIDS but that they helped Gallo's research. So the French Lab endorse the investigation but not the conclusion and get a prize for both the investigation AND the conclusion while yet categorically distancing themselves from such conclusions. What semantics!

    And what a waste of a Nobel Prize!

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